Department of Surgery

Brian S. Zuckerbraun, MD, FACS

  • Associate Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Services & Chief, Division of General Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Vice President, Quality, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

Education & Training

  • BA, Northwestern University
  • MD, Northwestern University Medical School

Representative Publications

Dr. Zuckerbraun's publications can be reviewed through PubMed.

Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests

The Zuckerbraun Lab primarily investigates the acute inflammatory response in the liver and vasculature following injury from trauma/hemorrhagic shock, sepsis, or direct vascular injury.  Much of the work has focused on the role of gaseous signaling molecules, including nitric oxide and carbon monoxide. Specifically, they have been investigating the induction of adaptive signaling pathways and how these molecules regulate mitochondrial responses to these stresses to influence immunity and inflammation.

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